Armidale Regional Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Australia Day awards.
Nominations can be for an individual, a group or an organisation from Armidale Regional Council’s local government area to acknowledge them for their contribution to sports, recreation, cultural pursuits, the arts, community services, education and other services.
According to Armidale Regional Council administrator Ian Tiley, this can be an opportunity to recognise some of our quiet achievers.
“There are many people in our community who give their time and energy to make a positive difference,” said Dr Tiley.
“Over the years, the awards have acknowledged the contribution of individuals and groups who have gone out of their way to ensure that this area remains a great place to live.”
People of all ages may be nominated.
There are those who act as ambassadors to spread the news about the local area, while others serve in their own quiet ways to help others in need of their assistance. There is a category to acknowledge all these wonderful achievers.
Besides the general awards, there are also awards for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year (for events held in 2016).
Earlier this year, at the 2016 Australia Day awards, Armidale’s Citizen of the Year was Nanette Jemmeson for her volunteer work, while Young Citizen was awarded to Matthew Carey.
Special guest was ambassador Joanna Savill, who helped present the awards. Senior Citizen of the Year was Peter Bannon and six new citizens from across the globe including America, India, South Africa and China, also became Australian citizens as part of the Australia Day celebrations.
In Guyra, Gwen Williams was named citizen of the year for her contribution to the community, and Austin Youman was named Young Citizen of the Year.
“Each of these awards will be presented in Armidale, Guyra and Tingha at ceremonies to be held on Australia Day 2017,” Dr Tiley said.
Nominations should be made on the official form available from the civic administration buildings in Armidale or Guyra, or may be downloaded from Armidale Regional Council’s website: www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au. Completed forms may be emailed to email@example.com, handed in at Armidale or Guyra’s customer service counters, or posted to the Interim General Manager, PO Box 75A Armidale 2350.
Members of the community are encouraged to consider nominating an individual, a group or organisation and to ensure that the completed forms reach Council by the close of business on Wednesday 30 November 2016.
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